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Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back for 4th year at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 24

Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back for 4th year at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 24
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From a press release:

Declared “the most Pennsylvania thing ever” on its flyer, the annual Middleswarth Potato Chip Eating Contest is coming back for a fourth year, leaving nothing but empty Weekender bags and millions of tiny crumbs in its wake.

If you’ve ever scarfed down a bag or cardboard bucket of this local snack food, maybe you can defeat last year’s champion to become the King or Queen of Chips.

Hosted by Wilkes-Barre food distributor Northeast Snacks, the contest will be held once again at Sabatini’s Bottleshop & Bar (1901 Wyoming Ave., Exeter) on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Contestants, who must be 18 or older, will be challenged to eat the most amount of chips by weight in five minutes and can choose between Middleswarth’s famous “Bar-B-Q” flavor or plain chips.

The winner will receive an official Chip Champ trophy, a $50 Northeast Snacks gift certificate, and legendary local status.

Doors open at 10 a.m., and the all-ages, family-friendly event will take place at 11 a.m.

The cost is $20 per entry, which includes chips and a limited edition T-shirt. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Serendipity Therapeutic Riding Center in Harveys Lake, a horseback riding program developed with compassion for those with special needs to find solace and healing through the bond between human and horse.

Entries will be available for purchase at starting this Friday, Sept. 14. Limited to 30 entries, these tickets are likely to sell out quickly, as they have in previous years.

Northeast Snacks specializes in shipping everyone’s favorite snack foods from Pennsylvania, including Middleswarth Potato Chips, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Tastykakes, and Old Forge pizza, to the rest of the United States.

For further details, visit or the Northeast Snacks Facebook page.

Watch videos from the first three contests below: